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Foundation Update – July 2020

July 7, 2020

  Deadline for COVID-19 Grant Applications Quickly Approaching In April, the NEA Foundation annouced three grant opportunities to support public educators’ emerging needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on teaching and learning. While the application period is now closed for Rapid Response Grants, educators can still apply for two additional grant opportunities for […]

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Stories from the Field

Fostering a Laboratory of Learning From a Distance

April 20, 2020

Benita Moyers, a 2019 recipient of the NEA Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, is a Kindergarten teacher at Mt. Carmel Elementary in Huntsville, Ala. An expert in Google Classroom, Moyers is now assisting colleagues in her district to make the transition to online teaching and supporting their social-emotional well-being through an organization called the Happy Teacher […]

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Enough Is Enough

June 3, 2020

  For too long, too many have remained silent as others have suffered at the hands of an unjust society. The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others have laid bare the inequities that black and brown communities face, and a justice system that repeatedly fails to protect and serve […]

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New Jersey Educator Encourages Mindfulness to Help Community Cope with Stress

April 8, 2020

Tara Lisciandro-Hornich is a veteran 18-year high school teacher at Matawan Regional High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey. For more than a decade, she has incorporated mindfulness activities into her own classroom routine. With the sudden change of circumstances due to COVID-19, she’s still using those activities in her online classroom and also leading […]

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